Panamattom Devi Temple is located at Panamattamin Kottayam District in Kerala. The shrine is located around 7 km from Ponkunnam. The annual pongala ritual in the temple is observed in Malayalam Kumbham month. Panamattam Devi Temple Pongala Festival 2016 date is February 24.
Pongala ritual comprises of preparing ‘prasad’ for the deity outside the shrine. Women cook rice and jaggery in earthen pots and they offer it to the Goddess. They also cook different type of sweet dishes with rice powder and jaggery. Coconut tree fronds are used to cook the ‘prasad.’
The temple is decorated during the period with lights, lamp, plantain, coconut fronds, flowers etc.
Holy fire from the temple is taken out to start the fire for cooking Pongala.